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Howard Staunton

The Queen is by much the most powerful of the forces.

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When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn.

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The penalty for exceeding the time limit is the forfeiture of the game.

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The Chess-board must be placed with a white square at the right-hand corner.

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The Bishop moves diagonally forwards or backwards, to the extent of the Board.

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The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces.

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For touching an adversary's man, when it cannot be captured, the offender must move his King.

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The Queen is usually reckoned equal, in average situations, to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.

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A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.

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When a Piece or Pawn is in a situation to be taken by the enemy, it is said to be en prise. To put a piece en prise, is to play it so that it may be captured.

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